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Virtue, Moir win eighth Canadian ice dance title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are big believers in pushing boundaries. So when they returned to the competitive arena last season after a two-year hiatus, the three-time world champions weren’t content with being the same skaters that left the sport after their silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics. Virtue and Moir won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday, with a program to music from “Moulin Rouge!” that was both passionate and provocative. In one particularly steamy lift that prompted questions from reporters, Virtue sticks a toeRead More


Accused in attacks fit to stand trial, but second assessment not yet complete

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

The man accused in the Sept. 30 attacks in Edmonton has been found fit to stand trial, although an assessment on his mental state at the time of the alleged assaults has not been completed. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif appeared in court Friday on the 11 charges he faced in connection to the attack – where an Edmonton Police Service officer was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed, and hours later, a cube van hit four people in the downtown core. His lawyer told court Friday an assessment found SharifRead More


Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

Downtown safety

The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More


Closing arguments to end today at Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial

Lac Megantic

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:40AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:24AM EST Final arguments are into their last day at the jury trial of three men charged with criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre have all pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people. On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 people and destroying partRead More


CTV News at Six for Nov. 30: Ellard parole

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Senior knocked unconscious following road rage attack northeast of Airdrie

Members of the Airdrie RCMP detachment are asking for help from the public with identifying the driver of a pickup truck following a Tuesday afternoon road rage incident that left an elderly man unconscious. According to RCMP, an elderly man was driving eastbound on Highway 72, between the QEII Highway and Beiseker, at approximately 5:00 p.m. when his vehicle was overtaken by a newer model Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. After passing the vehicle, the driver of the pickup allegedly performed a number of brake checks and continued to driveRead More


Canadian Transportation Agency to deliver ruling on July Air Transat delays Thursday

We’ll learn Thursday what the Canadian Transportation Agency has to say about flight delays at the Ottawa Airport this past summer. Two Montreal-bound Air Transat flights from Europe were diverted to Ottawa because of bad weather on July 31st and sat for up to six hours on the tarmac. Passengers were not allowed to leave the planes and complained of a lack of air conditioning and water. One called 9-1-1. Both the Ottawa Airport and Air Transat have blamed each other for the delays and the passengers’ discomfort. The airlineRead More


Rideau Street merchants calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:54PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:12PM EST Downtown merchants are calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols along Rideau Street. Peggy Ducharme, the Executive Director of the Ottawa Rideau BIA, has noticed an increase in crime in the area since police changed how they deploy front line workers. Ducharme collected nine letters from business owners and operators voicing their concerns. She says there are many others who have reached out privately. “There has been throughout the year an increasingRead More


PM Trudeau apologizes for LGBTQ discrimination by federal agencies

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:00PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:26PM EST OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.     “This is the devastating story of people who were branded criminals by the government — people who lost their livelihoods, and in some cases, their lives,” Trudeau said. “These aren’t distant practices of governments long forgotten. This happened systematically, in Canada, with a timeline moreRead More


Calgary’s Ward 13 councillor under fire for absences from important issues

Diane Colley-Urquhart is drawing criticism for missing a number of key debates at Calgary City Hall, including one over a motion on the southwest BRT that she co-sponsored. Colley-Urquhart, who is on vacation in Antarctica, also missed the vote on the Olympic bid and will likely miss next week’s budget deliberations too. The Manning Foundation says that up until now, the Ward 13 councillor’s attendance has been very good. The agency is concerned that her continued absence, especially during budget talks, will mean that her constituents won’t be heard. SourceRead More